Behavioral and Mental Health

Social Wellness Month

July marks the beginning of Social Wellness Month, an awareness campaign that promotes socializing and bonding with others as well as self-love and acceptance – all of which has been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Physical Therapy as an Alternative to Opioids

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated that chronic pain affects nearly 50 million American adults, with about half reporting persistent daily pain lasting for more than three months. To make matters even worse, some people with chronic pain have resorted to prescription

Defining Physical Therapy vs Occupational Therapy

Therapy as a form of treatment can be traced back to 460BC when Hippocrates and Galenus used different techniques— including massage, manual therapy, and hydrotherapy—to treat patients. Today, there are four main types of therapy, grouped into physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, and applied

Occupational Therapy and Memory Care

Memories play a significant role in shaping who we are as individual people. Understandably, memory loss due to age is a fear shared by many and can be exacerbated by certain health conditions or injuries.

Occupational Therapy and Traumatic Brain Injuries

Did you know that in 2019, the United States had about 223,135 traumatic brain injury (TBI) hospitalizations? That comes out to about 611 cases every day – and that’s excluding those treated in an emergency department or who did not receive help! So, in honor

Why Should Therapists Measure Patient Feedback?

It’s safe to say, everyone knows that a constructive feedback loop is essential for ongoing personal and professional growth, which is especially true for both patients and providers. In fact, by implementing feedback-informed treatment (FIT), an empirically-supported, structured approach to gathering as well as analyzing

Tech In Therapy Part 2: ABA and Speech

Technology plays an integral role not only in everyday life, but in therapy and rehabilitation methods as well! In part one of our “Tech In Therapy” #rtblogseries, we explored technological advancements in both occupational therapy and physical therapy, but today’s part two will delve deeper

New Year, New Rules Pt.1: Medicare Changes for 2022

In June of 2021, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed a new physician payment rule that focuses on improving healthcare equity and increasing patient accessibility. With this rule being finalized in November of last year, its changes are now in effect and will

What Are the Four Therapy Specialties?

People of all ages with a wide range of health conditions need care from an expert therapist, but finding the right provider can sometimes be confusing. Although therapies may share some naming conventions or have similar end goals, there are four primary therapy specialties that

World Suicide Prevention Day 2021

In addition to an already challenging year, 2021 has been especially hard for the Raintree family due to the sudden loss of our founder and leader, Richard Welty, who committed suicide on July 21st. Despite the nature of his passing not being common knowledge, we